Submitted by sause_order1886 527d ago | rumor

Sony Working on PS4 User Interface Improvement, New Firmware Incoming Hints Insider

Well known industry insider, Tidux has teased some interesting update coming to Playstation 4 in few days time. Via Twitter, Tidux hinted a brand new firmware for Playstation 4 and also revealed some around Sony are indeed working on User Interface improvement for Playstation 4. (PS4)

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Majin-vegeta  +   527d ago
*Crosses fingers*for Ext HDD support.

I reckon will hear about it in the next week or two.If it's true.
JoGam  +   527d ago
Hopefully this comes out very soon.
XisThatKid  +   527d ago
Would be nice to get Touchpad swipe support for the entire interface especially web browser
Change themes, Change color on Controller per user,Group friends, Group or folder items and games/apps, along with all the other features everyone is b*tching about but that's not user interface stuff but they should just do it anyway. I'm sure all these features and additions will be added in time.
minimur12  +   527d ago
I'm realy preffered the ps3 UI, in all honesty.
I kinda think this looks like a bit of a mess, I mean on the PS3, you knew where your; videos, photos, music, games, PSN was.

but with the PS4, everything is just chucked into the abyss of one huge extra long line I really like the bit where you come up and it shows messages, PSN, PS Store, etc, but the main interface is annoying. If I wanna play a game I haven't played in a while (digital) on PS3 I know it'd be in the folder, and it'd be organised alphabetically, so it'd be roughly this amount down. Cool.

If I wanted to play a game on the PS4 I haven't played in a while, there's no saying where it'll be in that long line, and think about it guys, in a 2 years time of 2 games a month plus whatever games you buy, there'll be more than another 60 tiles in the line
fr0sty  +   527d ago
They definitely need to tweak the UI, mine is starting to get very cluttered with games and finding certain games and apps takes longer than it should. They need a way to organize the icons better.
rainslacker  +   527d ago

In addition it'd be nice to be able to delete items off that line when we aren't using them. Like if you just try out a PS+ game and don't feel like playing it but don't want to delete it. The item would still remain in the library folder.

Being able to pin our choice of frequently used items to the start of the line would be nice as well.
Blackcanary  +   526d ago
@mini why would u do that when if u have the hands free kit or the camera say "Playstation Play <name of game>" and it will bring the game up and start playing it. I have never had to search for any of my games that i wanna play since u can do this.
Mr Pumblechook  +   526d ago
Sorry but I have no truck with this vague 'leak.'

Gamepur were always posting Thurway stories until he was exposed last week by Naughty Dog for talking BS. They even made a story about it! Look: http://www.gamepur.com/news...

But now we've got Tidux who says there are 'over 100 people working on the UI.' And '"All this testing is blowing my mind!' Well you know what? Shuhei Yoshida revealed that last week!

Fakers tease. Insiders give solid information.
BLow  +   526d ago
Wait a minute. Where's all the OUTRAGE!!!! This news is from an insider...haha.
Why o why  +   527d ago
Folders please
MasterCornholio  +   527d ago
I agree.

SniperControl  +   527d ago
Yep, totally agree, i now have have over 20 icons on that bar, pain in the ass trying to find the game i want.

Games in folders all sorted in alphabetical order or date installed.
GameSpawn  +   527d ago
YES!!!! Please!!

I have 30!! titles (games/apps) currently in my library and my PS4 UI is a cluster#$%^.

It would be better to only have the last 3-4 games/apps played on the forefront of the "start bar" and the rest conveniently tucked away in sortable folders.
RandomGamer  +   527d ago
That would be glorious , I already have a huge line of games already and the console isn't even near a year old , and I plan on buying somewhere in the range of 7-10 games this fall for my PS4 so it will be even more insane if they don't give us folders.
XtraTrstrL  +   527d ago
I just want them to allow us to copy everything properly to another internal HD that we want to install, so we don't have to re-download games and stuff after replacing the HDD like you can do on PS3. It would be nice if they could once and for all get the video recording to work 100% consistently, or much closer than it does now. Too many times it has no new recording when you hit 'share', though the last patch may have slightly increased the odds of it working.
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randomass171  +   527d ago
That would be quite nice. I incidentally changed SD cards on my 3DS and transferring the data operates as simply as copy/pasting it. It'd be quite awesome if Sony made it just as convenient with PS4 HDDs.
darthv72  +   527d ago
It does seem rather strange that sony didnt have some sort of transfer feature. hell even the 360 had a transfer cable that you could use to move all your content from one drive to another.

being able to use an external hdd enclosure, you can plug into the ps4 and transfer the content to a larger drive. Remove the larger drive from the enclosure and put into the ps4 and...bingo all your stuff is ready to go.

i did that the other night going from a 120gb to a 250gb on my 360.
M1ST4K3  +   527d ago
If you really need to do that I can help you.
There's an unix program dd that performs bit-to-bit copies from one device to another: http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

By no means I consider that a solution, I just wanted to help you in case you/anyone really needed it. I really think SONY should provide an easier way of doing that.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   526d ago
Yep! Yep! Yep! I was hoping for this feature before my HD gets full! Same backup features or even better one than the PS3 but let's start with things the PS3 can do... XD
KinjoTakemura  +   527d ago
The PS4 doesn't need an external hard drive. There are plenty of 1Terabyte hard drives that are compatible with the PS4. An upgrade isn't beyond the technical capabilities of the average gamer either.
Majin-vegeta  +   527d ago
Don't you think I know that shirlock??But my 1TB HDD isnt gonna last me forever.
KinjoTakemura  +   527d ago
Then get a hard drive with a larger capacity. They do exist SHERLOCK...
MysticStrummer  +   527d ago
Interesting potential mash-up is born…

Laverne and Shirlock.
marlinfan10  +   527d ago
isn't a 2 TB HDD the max right now? id rather have a 4 TB external drive that i can plug in and out whenever i want.
Axecution  +   526d ago
Honestly I just wanna be able to play my music. and 3D blurays.

There's still so much missing that even the Vita can do that the ps4 can't.
TimeSkipLuffy  +   526d ago
I have switched to digital only and 2TB is the max for the PS4 currently. I don't think it will go higher in the future. The safest way to make sure you can get the biggest HD available is an external drive that is not limited to fit into a specific cage!
XiSasukeUchiha  +   527d ago
PS4 menu Improvements Over 9000!
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ramiuk1  +   527d ago
folders,change colur backgrounds,MKV and usb support
ninjagoat  +   526d ago
Ye that would be cool
ForgivenZombie  +   526d ago
Exactly what I was thinking. Custom backgrounds/ themes would be nice too.
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ThatOneGuyThere  +   526d ago
I want to use the touchpad while using the web browser. I want the vita to be able to browse in portrait mode.
tawak  +   526d ago
i wish for decent web browser with flash or html5!
King2008  +   526d ago
for porn of course
Madderz  +   526d ago
Why else?
tawak  +   525d ago
yes what else
MilkMan  +   526d ago
Make this happen SONY. Dont tell me that Nintendo can do this but you cant!
Mikelarry  +   527d ago
Tidux the guy who just got ousted by naughty dog to have bad info when he claimed they were showing Uncharted 4 in closed doors.... yeah ill wait for official word
sause_order1886  +   527d ago
it was Thuway aka Ahsan Rasheed
Mikelarry  +   527d ago
ah right, thanks for clearing that up. still waiting for official word
Kayant  +   527d ago
He is still equally BS not as much but close. The same guy that said GG/that game company will be at E3, Update 1.71 iirc was coming within a certain time and never did, Network improvements (Well no one can really prove that). MP3 support supposedly up and running which has yet to be shown
then again that's not insider info Sony alrady said it's coming at some point. And some others I cannot remember atm.
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SonyMontana  +   527d ago
Equally but not as much? Mind = blown.
M1ST4K3  +   527d ago
News: outsider Mikelarry busted.

jk :) I thought the same, but then I remembered was Thuway
BitbyDeath  +   526d ago
Tidux is the guy that spilled the beans on the other firmware updates and was right.
SmielmaN  +   527d ago
In all honesty, give me the option to use the PS3 style interface. That is just about perfect for me.
Ultr  +   527d ago
I liked it too. Psp had the same. Was great but the ps4 one is super cool.
Just needs some tweeks like folder creation
randomass171  +   527d ago
I think since the architecture is different they designed the UI around that. It seems to be an industry standard with new consoles now. I'm sure those improvements will come with a little time.
InTheZoneAC  +   527d ago
Businesses don't like the motto "simple is better".

They look for flash, what's new, and how can they entice people to buy MORE.
rainslacker  +   527d ago
I've come to appreciate the XMB simplicity. Only thing I didn't like is when I got enough digital games from PS+ to make that folder item a really long list.

I wouldn't mind a Vita interface option either. It's pretty good, and the touchpad is on the controller to make it work.:)
0P-Tigrex  +   527d ago
Good. The Ps4 needed an update for that UI since launch. Can't wait for it.
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0P-Tigrex  +   527d ago
The UI is completely unorganized and clustered. Don't know why i'm getting disagrees.
ramiuk1  +   527d ago
i would like folders so i can put genres in them and maybe the last 3 things i used kept on the main bar.
SonyMontana  +   527d ago
Because facts are irrelevant on the internet.
M1ST4K3  +   527d ago
Different opinions, nvm the disagree button... it's the internet :)

I agree with that, though... with 30+ squares in that main line, it's touching in the borderline of unusable UI.
rainslacker  +   527d ago
I thought it was alright the first couple months. But now I have about 20 games for it, and it's becoming a bit burdensome. Particularly since i'm done playing some of those games for a while yet they still sit on my bar. The library tab could use some folders bad.
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Drekken  +   526d ago
All it needs is folders with sorting options.
king_ps4  +   526d ago
Fixay  +   526d ago
I agree with you

The option to simply group stuff on the UI would be enough for now.

Scrolling along the bar to find an app is just plain annoying, why can't I simply press R2 to snap to my apps and the press R2 again to snap to my games etc
yazter  +   527d ago
Insiders are so credible.

JimCom95  +   527d ago
I want themes for the ps4! I love themes on the ps3!
HugoDrax  +   527d ago
I agree! I liked my premium Heavy Rain theme :-)
SuperBlunt  +   527d ago
Im so happy to own a ps4 when the only complaint is the ui is kinda boring. Lol
HugoDrax  +   527d ago
That is not the only complaint hahahaha....
1) DLNA support
2) 3D Blu Ray playback
3) External Hard Drive support
4) Remote Access to control your friends PS4 from your own home? What happened to this feature they touted during the consoles reveal a year ago? Awesome feature! that I knew they were blowing smoke about, at least for now anyway....
5) MP3 playback

The list goes on....
ramiuk1  +   527d ago
DLNA (mkv)
USB HD support (mkv) WITH DTS
3D playback so i can lose a wire to my projector from my other bluray player
SuperBlunt  +   527d ago
These are all things that im assuming will get patched and if they dont i can hardly care because all i care about is having the top GAME console on the planet
Deadpoolio  +   527d ago
It does NOT need DLNA support...Stop stealing movies if it's that big of a deal...I'm sorry companies are starting to use cinvidia and it pops when you try to watch them on a PS3....Guess you'll just have to purchase movies....

Hopefully the leave DLNA support out just for the thieves, which is CLEARLY FACT since everyone wants MKV support
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Haki1112  +   526d ago
@Deadpoolio http://kickass.to/user/dead... Really bro?
Omar91  +   527d ago
Finally some light shed on the UI
Muzikguy  +   527d ago
Not exactly concrete info but I guess it's something. I don't understand why it takes 100 people to work on it. Seems a bit much. Or, we should see progress in a short amount of time. I'm not a programmer by any means but sometimes I think they make it out to be more work than it is. PS4 UI can't be that complicated. Plus with every passing generation knowledge should be added and reused. What worked last gen should easily work this gen. That's like making a car with OnStar for a few years then just dropping it all of a sudden when people were used to the idea. Of course that's just my opinion
gigoran  +   527d ago
For those wishing for video file support, don't forget about your old friend Cinavia. He will still be there to mute your torrented videos and stop them.
cee773  +   527d ago
Theres also A legit way to rip dvds and blurays you know.
gigoran  +   526d ago
No way. For real? I really didnt know that.

Part of my original comment was a joke and part was serious. Guess which part? It's actually easy.
Muzikguy  +   527d ago
This shouldn't be "insider" news. Everyone knows Sony is working on tweaking the UI. That's what most people have been complaining about since launch. I really like how snappy the UI is on PS4. Makes me wonder how much better the XMB would've been had they used it for the PS4. Yes the UI is nice, but I still liked the XMB. Everything was easy to access and find, folders could be created for games. Newer isn't always better. Why did they get rid of themes? I'm sure the money made was 100% (or close) profit. Sometimes I think progress goes backwards. I'm interested in seeing what they come up with

1. Folders
2. MP3 support (I refuse to change formats and it would take forever to do also)
3. Themes (or just wallpaper)
4. Visualizers for audio playback (PS1 still had the best IMO)
6. External HDD support (would be awesome to have all games on one HD to take to a friends house no problem, sign on and everything is available)
7. Custom soundtracks (WD had a terrible song selection and made me want this even more)
These are what I'd like to see, not specifically in this order but number 1 & 2 are most important to me.
cyclindk  +   527d ago
Folders... COME ON ALREADY :)
Clown_Syndr0me  +   526d ago
I don't think custom soundtracks will come, they want us to all subscribe to music unlimited.
Muzikguy  +   526d ago
I'll have to agree on that one unfortunately. Good thing I have a computer right next to my PS4
RandomDude655  +   527d ago
Sony should just open source it to SCEWWS (if they don't already). Progress would probably be quicker. How the heck isn't 3d in yet? I assume they had it on VAIO pcs. Licensing cost?
InTheZoneAC  +   527d ago
Folders for Games, able to list alphabetically, as if you were viewing games on the PS Store.

Folders for Apps, see above

Just have folders for each type of file, keep it simple...
ANIALATOR136  +   527d ago
custom soundtracks ya kernts
iR_phantasm  +   527d ago
Theme support, the GUI is boring.
SirDjss  +   527d ago
I hope they will make some kind of library that u can have all of your games in. In one place not in the main interface thingy.
Moe-Gunz  +   527d ago
I'm in the opposite boat as I didn't care for the boring UI of the PS3. I love the PS4 UI. It just needs the games to be under a drop down like the TV & Video section and I'm all good.

Themes will be nice, but I look at that like a bonus. Not really necessary.
KinjoTakemura  +   527d ago
The insider stories are getting old fast.
Pro_TactX  +   527d ago
I would like the ability to organize my games into folders, and it would be nice to have some sorting/filtering options for the Library.
snookiegamer  +   527d ago
People are asking if this is true? LOL

Even if Tidux is lying through the Teeth, eventually Sony will provide updates, including to the UI.

It's a no Brainer.
ion666  +   527d ago
why i gotta scroll all the way to the right for like 5 seconds.
Cryptcuzz  +   527d ago
I like the PS4 interface as it is now. Fast and simple. So I don't mind waiting for other features to get implemented.

I agree that we need folders to organize and make things a lot faster to navigate to.

A simple work around to that is by using the voice feature of the PS4 (it even works with any headset with a mic) to find the game or app you want to play quickly.

Custom tracks would be nice as well, which I am sure they are working on, since the PS3 has it.

DLNA would be nice for others that do not have a smart TV with that feature built in.

Friend notifications of when whose on and who signed off is sorely missing. If they added that in soon, that would be great.

Suspend/resume implemented would be really sweet. I can see myself using that a lot of the time. I don't want them to release that until it is working 100% without problems though, so I don't mind waiting a little longer.

Themes would be awesome, just like the PS3 is able to do. I know that would be coming later, which is fine with me, as there are other features that should have priority first in getting implemented.

Overall the UI works as it should for playing games and such. Anything they will eventually add now will only make it better. PS3 took a few years to get the UI up and running with all the added features that it has today. So long as they are providing me with awesome games to play, I won't complain much about the UI in the mean time.
kurruptor  +   526d ago
100 people working on UI? Find that hard to believe.
iiorestesii  +   526d ago
When it comes to PS4 UI, I admit, I wish it was the Samsung PS4. Google and the fully customizable/archivable UI would be so sweet, especially with the touchpad. Overall this would be a poor swap of parent companies but there would be advantages. Maybe sony can emulate these. But I am much more interested in effeciency upgrades over themes and friend notifications.
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MultiConsoleGamer  +   526d ago
Another phoney insider.
CuddlyREDRUM  +   526d ago
Literally says nothing. Next up...

"Sony working on games" says insider.
heisenberguk  +   526d ago
Well known insider who was COMPLETELY wrong about Uncharted and E3!!!
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Drasill  +   526d ago
People are so stupid. These insiders either lie or release information so vague that anyone could guess it. Jesus Christ told me that it is going to rain sometime next week. You all better hail me as a prophet!
twdll  +   526d ago
Dear Sony...
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
It is desperately needed.
thexmanone  +   526d ago
Why o Why Sony, All we here is you are working on something. When are we going to see results.
brando008  +   526d ago
Just let me change my psn id name so I can sleep at night
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